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Best Free Christmas Clip Art

Updated on September 21, 2017
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Best Free Christmas Clip Art and Borders
Best Free Christmas Clip Art and Borders | Source

Christmas Clip Art, Clip Art Borders, Christmas Animations

If you like to craft EVERYTHING for Christmas, you need a good collection of clip art and borders. Holiday graphics collections are so handy for creating your own paper crafts, gift tags, greeting cards, stickers, labels, decorations, party favors and scrapbook layouts with a coordinated Christmas theme.

If you search online to find Christmas clip art, you'll discover there are more than one million holiday images linked to web sites located all over the world.

Thousands of different styles of seasonal graphics and file formats including printable Christmas clip art, animated graphics, diivers and clip art borders plus photographs are readily available at no cost to you for making your own personal holiday season arts and crafts. There's also a wide variety of unique cllp art buttons, dividers and frames from wallet size up to full page printable borders!

This article showcases our choices for the best fresh design clip art collections of free graphics for the Christmas and New Year holiday season.

Christmas Clip Art Searches

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Public Domain Santa Graphic

Jolly Old St. Nicholas Engraving
Jolly Old St. Nicholas Engraving | Source

Thomas Nast's St. Nicholas Illustration

This black and white clip art reproduction of the famous Thomas Nast Santa Claus graphic is available as a public domain black and white graphic from the US Library of Congress collection of historic images.

ScrapSMART - Christmas Angels Art Software Collection [Download]
ScrapSMART - Christmas Angels Art Software Collection [Download]

Available as an instant purchase from Amazon digital services. Takes less than 15 minutes via broadband or high speed connection to get started making and printing your angel crafts.


Heavenly Angels Digital Graphics

If angels are your passion, you'll be delighted with this unique portfolio which includes ready to use PDFs and resizable JPG graphics. Angels plus coordinated patterns and backgrounds ready to print on paper or fabric,

A graphic treasury of angelic images and projects

And here's the best feature: no waiting for standard mail or package shipments - this collection will fly to your computer via instant digital purchase. Save money and time, and get started designing within 15 minutes of ordering.

Christmas Graphics Design Projects

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Vintage Christmas Clip Art - Happy Holiday Graphics

American Christmas holiday images from the early 20th century. Features Santa plus other classics vintage graphics from old greeting cards, postcards, ads, decorations, and ornaments.

If you love vintage graphics and need classic illustrations for your Christmas crafts or designs, you'll enjoy this nostalgic holiday graphics collection on CD-ROM

Derby Snowman, free for personal use
Derby Snowman, free for personal use | Source
Christmas Pies, free for personal use
Christmas Pies, free for personal use

Best Christmas Clip Art Collections Online

An online search for free Christmas clip art will find more than a million images. How do you know - even if you use image search - if the graphics you find will be useful? This collection of the best Christmas clip art can save you hours and reduce frustration.

Why? We've spent years finding and collecting the best clip art sites for Christmas (as well as clip art for the other holidays) and we've created this collection of our favorite blogs, directories and web sites offering good quality free Christmas graphics. Every Christmas clip art link we suggest has been visited personally and reviewed for quality and surf safety at the time we looked it over.

Many free clip art images and graphics are in the public domain, so you can use those Christmas graphics for any purpose, even for products you sell. Other graphics you find may be limited to free use for personal or limited commercial applications, for example as illustrations on your blogs, web sites, articles and stuff you make for yourself.

And don't forget you can use clip art for crafts and gifts for family and friends: design your own iron on transfers to create flags, napkins, banners, ornaments, gift bags and other crafts.

Please check terms of use for each image before you copy or use any free graphics.

Christmas Trees Clip Art

Christmas trees clip art
Christmas trees clip art | Source

And here's why ...

  • We've found a wide variety of favorite and popular Christmas graphic images in many file formats, and we accept suggestions to add to the list of holiday clip art.
  • Many different graphic styles and Christmas themes suitable for both print and online decoration or greeting card design
  • Thousands of free Christmas clip art borders, frames, pictures and photographs
  • Many free Christmas clip art images are available as vector graphics that you can resize without any loss of quality.

Antique Christmas Clip Art - Vintage Christmas Graphics from Cards of Long Ago

Artwork taken from vintage greeting cards printed in the good old days adds a nostalgic touch to Christmas clip art crafts.

Vintage Christmas clip art has so much charm and appeal! Vintage collections are starting to include retro holiday graphics from the 1950s, too.

Old World Santa Claus Drawing
Old World Santa Claus Drawing | Source

Old World Santa Claus Line Art

Whether you know him as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Santa Claus, or by another name the kindly old elf who rewards good children with toys and treats on Christmas Eve all over the world is a favorite Christmas clip art subject.

Christmas Border Gingerbread Men
Christmas Border Gingerbread Men | Source
Nativity scene Christmas graphic from
Nativity scene Christmas graphic from | Source

Christian Christmas Clip Art

Nativity Scene and Three Wise Men Graphics

Christian Christmas clip art collections are available on the web, along with and Santa theme clip art images for free personal use.

You can find many holiday season clip art graphics with winter themes, too. There's something very appealing about the charm of vintage Christmas graphics and retro cards or photographs with a Christian image.

They combine beautifully with holiday clip art borders and picture frame graphics to make beautiful Christmas crafts, greeting cards or decorations.

I've reviewed each of the sites in this list of Christian Christmas clip art and at the time I visited the pages the images were all good quality and free for personal use.

Vintage Victorian Greeting Card Art - 1000 vintage Christmas graphics on CD-ROM

This colorful collection of antique clip art features pictures gathered from Victorian greeting cards, die-cuts and illustrations. The collection is organized into categories including Santa Claus (over 300 vintage Santas!), Angels and Nativity, Christmas Children, Animals and Birds, Ladies and Families, Greenery, and New Years.

A varied array of graphics that is surely a valuable resource for crafters, artists and collectors. Images may be printed from the CD for scrapbooking, collage and other home crafts.

If Victorian and retro graphics aren't your style, Amazon offers dozens of Christmas clip art collections in book and CD-ROM formats.

Jolly Old St. Nick Vintage Santa Claus Clip Art - Retro vintage Santa Christmas clip art

I love this wonderful Santa Claus image from an early 20th century Christmas card - jolly old Saint Nicholas clip art with Santa putting his finger beside his nose to rise up the chimney.

Vintage Santa Clip Art from public domain collection at
Vintage Santa Clip Art from public domain collection at

Vintage Clip Art Christmas Images and Borders - Old-Fashioned Christmas Graphics

Vintage Christmas graphics and borders plus retro holiday clip art in traditional, photographic and cartoon style clip art formats.

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  • LynetteBell profile image

    LynetteBell 5 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

    Great resource. Thanks!

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    Ann 6 years ago from Yorkshire, England

    I try to make my own cards and gifts so these are really useful. I've featured it on my 2011 christmas lens.

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    ghotter lm 6 years ago

    This is a great lens well, done. When I grow up to be a Big Squid I want to be like you. God Bless.

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    squid-pinkchic18 6 years ago

    Wonderful lens, these are so great! I might just use one or two if I can put a Christmas lens together :)

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    Moe Wood 7 years ago from Eastern Ontario

    Thank you, just in time for the Christmas lenses I'm working on.